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The Amara Interior Blog Awards 2015

Last night we spent a fantastic evening at the Amara Interior Blog Awards ceremony and got to meet so many talented interior bloggers. Held at the luxurious Ham Yard Hotel in London, we were in absolute awe as soon as we were ushered through into our stunning venue for the evening, the Ham Yard Theatre & Dive Bar.

With its neon-lit sign, giant orange juicer and fabulous seating areas, the Dive Bar was the perfect venue to mingle with our fellow shortlisters and a chance to finally meet the people behind the successful blogs. We met some lovely bloggers during the night, and are so thankful to our readers and everyone who voted for getting us there.

Although we didn’t win an award in our category, we were thrilled for the bloggers who won. Each award winner was truly deserving of their award, and it was an amazing experience to see so much support for one anothers blogs within the interior blog community.

The Venue: The Ham Yard Hotel Dive Bar

We were welcomed with an incredible drinks reception including flutes of champagne & delicious cocktails which were also accompanied by the best canapés we’ve ever tasted including slow roasted pork belly chili Vietnamese rice paper rolls, parmesan risotto cones, crunchy chicken lollipops and chargrilled steak with béarnaise sauce.

The Ham Yard Hotel Dive Bar was our venue for the evening in honour of the Amara Interior blog awards 2015. Image courtesy of John Nassari.

A beautiful array of canapés and cocktails awaited our arrival at the Amara Interior blog awards 2015.

A reception of cocktails and canapés at the Amara Interior Blog Awards 2015

We were welcomed with the most amazing nibbles at this year's Amara Interior Blog Awards 2015.

we also took a sneak peak at the Ham Yard Hotel's bowling alley next door to the Amara Interior Blog Awards, called the Croc We caught up with the Amara Interior Blog Awards host Sophie Robinson, Best Newcome Blog winner Anna from Don't Cramp My Style & NDA student and blogger Emily May Designs.

Plate after plate of canapés at this year's Amara interior blog awards. We were spoilt for choice.. so we had them all!

the friendly team of Ham Yard Hotel staff busy behind the Dive Bar, making us the best cocktails all night for the Amara Interior Blog Awards 2015.

The Amara Interior Blog Awards venue. The Dive Bar has the most amazing decor, neon edged lamps, a huge chandelier and a giant orange juicer to name a few..

The Award Interior Blog Awards Ceremony: The Ham Yard Theatre

Once we’d all had chance to mingle and meet one another, we were then ushered into the Ham Yard Theatre as it was time to take our seats for the award ceremony. The lovely host for the night was Sophie Robinson, who tore open each of the golden envelopes to reveal the highly anticipated name of the winner for each category.

Waiting for Sophie Robinson to take to the stage to announce this years Amara Interior Blog Awards winners. Image courtesy of John Nassari

The Amara Interior Blog Awards took place in the glamorous Ham Yard Hotel theatre. We took our seats excited to hear who'd one in each category. Image courtesy of John Nassari

The amara interior blog awards were waiting on stage for the category award winners

The Amara interior blog awards host, Sophie Robinson excitedly opened up each gold envelope to announce the winner of each category.

The Amara Interior Blog Award Winners:

The winners with their trophies at this year's Amara Interior Blog Awards. Image courtesy of John Nassari

The Editor’s Choice Award

The blog which took home the highest honour of the night was Flat 15.

 

The Best Architecture Blog 

Winner: English Buildings
Highly Commended: Dezeen

 

The Best Australia Interiors Blog 

Winner: Est Magazine
Highly Commended: Designed for Life

 

The Best Colour Inspiration Blog 

Winner: Lucy Loves Ya
Highly Commended: Little Big Bell

 

The Best Design Inspiration Blog 

Winner: Mad about the House

Highly Commended: Decorenvy

 

The Best Colour Inspiration Blog 

Winner: Copperline

Highly Commended: Upcyclist

 

The Best DIY & Craft Blog 

Winner: The Lovely Drawer

Highly Commended: Apartment Apothecary

 

The Best DIY & Craft Blog 

Winner: Gucki

Highly Commended: My Scandinavian Home

 

The Best Fashion Inspired Blog 

Winner: Apartment Number 4

Highly Commended: Old Fashioned Susie

 

The Best Interior Designer Blog 

Winner: Lucy Gough Stylist Blog

Highly Commended: Smartstyle Interiors

 

The Best Interior Magazine Blog 

Winner: Girl About Tech

 

The Best International Interiors Blog 

Winner: Styled Canvas

 

The Best Luxury Blog

Winner: Design Hunter

 

The Best Newcomer Blog

Winner: Don’t Cramp my Style

Highly Commended: Stella + The Stars

 

The Best Organisation Blog

Winner: Miafleur

Highly Commended: The French Bedroom Company

 

The Best USA Interiors Blog

Winner: Anna E. Lee Interior Design

Congratulations to all those who won an award, or were highly commended in their category. Not only was it a fantastic night, it was also a great opportunity to meet so many inspiring, interior bloggers that we truly admire.

Canapés & Cocktails in the Ham Yard Hotel Dive Bar:

After the awards it was then time to head back out to the bar for round 2 of drinks, dessert canapés and another chance to chat, take photos and to congratulate those that won an award.

The Amara interior blog awards surprised us with another round of drinks and canapés after the awards

The Amara interior blog awards. After the awards bloggers got to chat, once again and congradulate those who had won an award.

Amara Interior blog awards Host Sophie Robinson with interior bloggers

The amara interior blog awards. Congratulations to everyone who won an award, we moved back to the dive bar after the awards for more cocktails, canapés and a chance to chat

Then once the bar had closed and we’d said our goodbyes, it was time to grab our Amara goody bags and make our way home.

The Goody Bag

And, of course we have to mention our goody bag contents. They were filled with luxury goodies from award sponsors. We received:

A Missoni Home cushion, Seletti Travel Bag, a set of Christy towels, Magisso cake slice, Mulberry Home Candle, Farrow & Ball paint sample, Anorak purse, Christian Lacroix notebook, Missoni Home canvas bag, Bang & Olufsen USB, Thornback & Peel hankerchief, Ortigia bath salts, GP & Baker Tulip bulbs, & a Scion Living Coffee Mug & Chocolates.

The Amara Blog Awards 2015. We didn't win an award unfortunetly but we were thrilled to get a goody bag filled with treats.

It was great to be part of such a fantastic event, thank you Amara.

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Comments
  • mel
    November 3, 2015 at 12:47 am

    Thank you for such a great wrap up on the event. It’s lovely to see how it all turned out, I so would have loved to have been there. Congratulations to you for being a finalist, that’s a huge achievement too! Mel x

    • National Design Academy
      November 13, 2015 at 2:03 pm

      Thanks Mel, that is very kind of you. Such a shame you weren’t able to attend, it would have been great to meet you. Plus your blog is great & we are sure you’ll get shortlisted again and get to attend next year’s awards. -The NDA Team.

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